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June 1st, 2008
"Adelante " SMHCC sunday news column

From: Richard H. GarzaPresident ADELANTE”

SUNDAY, June 2, 2008

Quote of the Week:

” By recording you goals and dreams on paper, you set in motion the process of becoming the person you most want to be.”
Mark Victor Hansen

New Tamacc executive visits San Marcos

The Texas Association of Mexican American Chambers of Commerce has a new President and CEO. He is Mr. Frank Cortez of Dallas, Texas. Mr Cortez was a former Hispanic Chamber President in the cities of Victoria and Dallas, Texas and most recently with DART the Dallas Area Rapid Transit Authority. His visit was to offer TAMACC’s support of the San Marcos Hispanic Chambers programs and outline the future mission of TAMACC. The Texas Association of Mexican American Chambers of Commerce will also hold its 33rd Annual Convention Business & Consumer Expo in Austin, Texas on July 31, August 1st and 2nd, 2008. Convention highlights include: Exchange of business ideas during a variety of networking opportunities; Attend seminars aimed at developing the Hispanic entrepreneur; Interact with government and corporate buyers; Attend the very successful procurement networking seminars and get an opportunity to pursue contracts; Attend the Latina Entrepreneur Power Summit. For hotel and convention and convention information, contact the Hispanic Chamber at 353-1103 or www.tamacc.org

Honoring women entrepreneur awards

The 1st Annual Women Entrepreneur Awards will honor women who have been making strides and tracks in their field. The San Marcos Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is searching for candidates who share a commitment to business growth and professional excellence in the community.

To NOMINATE a “Woman Entrepreneur” in San Marcos, please select ONE of the categories for entry and complete the Nomination form. Nomination forms can be obtained at the Hispanic Chamber offices located at 174 S Guadalupe Street.

Winners will be selected by an independent panel of judges. All entries must be received on or before Friday June 13, 2008 by 5:30 p.m.

Go to our Website: www.sanmarcoshcc.com

Please review the categories and criteria and answer all questions as accurately as possible.

Hispanic-owned business: growth projections to 2012

The number of Hispanic-owned businesses in the United States is expected to grow 41.8 percent in the next six years to 4.3 million, with total revenues surging 39 percent to more than $539 billion, according to new estimates. Spurred by growing entrepreneurial trends and affluence among the nation’s largest minority population, the increase is expected to come at a robust rate of 8.5 and 8.7 percent, respectfully, over the next couple years. “HispanTelligence”

Small business development assistance

The San Marcos Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (SMHCC) can refer individuals or going concerns to the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) or direct referrals to lending sources for personal consultations which includes: getting your business started on the right foot and getting your finances in order.

The Hispanic Chamber can help: Existing or Start-up businesses, assistance with HUB Certification, and overall assistance in every phase of the business cycle. For more assistance, call the Hispanic chamber Office at 353-1103, or e-mail rhg@sanmarcoshispanic.com.

CALENDAR:

June 2, MTD special board meeting, 5:30 p.m., CBC conference rm.

June 23 MTD board meeting, 5:30 p.m., CBC Conference rm.

June 24 General Board meeting, 6:00 p.m. CBC Conference rm.

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